Sacha Baron Cohen is believed to have shot a brand new Borat movie, and it’s being reported that it’s already been screened as well.
It’s not particularly easy to make a feature film featuring a popular character with barely anybody noticing, but it might just be that Sacha Baron Cohen has pulled this one off. He was spotted a few weeks again back as the character of Borat in the California area, but this was pretty much assumed to be part of his television project Who Is America?
However, maybe not.
Collider is reporting that what’s actually happened is that a Borat 2 has actually been completed, and ‘even screened for a select few industry types’.
UPDATE: This is all pressing ahead by the looks of it. The Film Stage caught the registering of the film’s title as Borat: Gift Of Pornographic Monkey To Vice Premiere Mikhael Pence To Make Benefit Recently Diminished Nation Of Kazakhstan. This title had been filed with the WGA it reports, but has been deleted. Presumably as part of keeping the film as secretive as possible. More details here.
The first film, Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan, was a flat out surprise hit when it landed in 2006. Backed by 20th Century Fox, there’s not been active talk of a sequel, and now that Disney owns Fox, it’s hard to see it being anything close to a priority for the studio. As such, the suspicion is that the new film is independent.
If the film has indeed been completed, then it’s not out of the question that we may see it this year, ahead of the American Presidential election in November.
More as we hear it…
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